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Severe ankle sprain 3 wks ago. Orthopedic put in cam walker. looked like a balloon when first injured it and still pretty swollen. Is this normal?
Not unusual.: Ankle sprains are categorized by amount and degree of injury. Your sprain was "severe" which means multiple soft tissue structures were injured and ankle stability compromised--thus the cam walker. Very common for this type of injury to swell and stay swollen for extended periods. Some patients have residual swelling long term after severe sprains. Physical therapy can be very beneficial. ...Read more
Hello, how long does my fibula recover with walker splint? When should I remove splint ? I happened that I fell down with longboard five days ago.
Does 'mild extrusion of the medial meniscus" (U/s report) benefit from surgery? I'm 72, female and an active walker.
Meniscus: As the body ages, degenerative (or age-related) changes of the meniscus are common, including tears and varying degrees of "extrusion" (or bulging out). It is unlikely that surgery would be of significant long term benefit, unless you have frequent locking or catching of the knee along the medial (inside) area. Recommend continuing your active walking and consulting with an orthopedic surgeon ...Read more
Same principles: Any good doctor would use the same principles: proper examination and radiographic studies to determine the location and extent of the fracture(s). Some ankle fracture require orif (open reduction internal fixation) and ligament repair. Others may simply be immobilized with or without anatomical alignment. The body does the rest with proper nutrition. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My friend is 82 years old has a severe limp for 2 years he can't walk more than a few feet uses a walker is clostraphbic does not like MRI tunnel?
Need more info: It's surprising that your friend waited 2 years to get any imaging studies. Without imaging studies his orthopedic surgeon can surely make an educated guess about what is wrong without an mri. Something lasting 2 years ; he has some ambulation albeit with a walker his problem is most likely;y an arthritic problem that may be helped with medication and/or physiotherapy. ...Read more
My foot is broken per ER dr, sporting cam walker. Fits snug and heavy but no swelling. When swelling goes down is it beginning to heal?
3 weeks ago foot broken per er. Got a cam walker but not ready to walk. Can I use my crutches? Foot is hurting since husband tried to move big toe.
I do: I have cam walker boots and aso ankle supports in my orhopedic office. ...Read more
After more than several visits to orthopedic surgeon, I still have severe pain in my left buttocks where hip joint is. I had spinal fusion last year.?
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